Island Beneath the Sea by Isabel Allende audiobook

Island Beneath the Sea: A Novel

By Isabel Allende
Read by S. Epatha Merkerson

HarperAudio 9780062021403
17.93 Hours 1
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“Allende is a master storyteller at the peak of her powers.” — Los Angeles Times From the sugar plantations of Saint-Domingue to the lavish parlors of New Orleans at the turn of the 19th century, the latest novel from New York Times bestselling author Isabel Allende (Inés of My Soul, The House of the Spirits, Portrait in Sepia) tells the story of a mulatta woman, a slave and concubine, determined to take control of her own destiny.

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A New York Times bestseller

A Publishers Weekly bestseller

“Allende is a master storyteller at the peak of her powers.” — Los Angeles Times

From the sugar plantations of Saint-Domingue to the lavish parlors of New Orleans at the turn of the 19th century, the latest novel from New York Times bestselling author Isabel Allende (Inés of My Soul, The House of the Spirits, Portrait in Sepia) tells the story of a mulatta woman, a slave and concubine, determined to take control of her own destiny.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“[An] entertaining sweep...The canvas contains no less than the revolutionary history of the world’s first black republic...Allende revels in period details, [and] her cast is equally vibrant.”  New York Times Book Review
“Exuberant passions, strong heroines, and intricate plots...a world as enchanted—and enchanting—as it is brutal and unjust...A page-turning drama.” San Francisco Chronicle
“Epic scope and sweep…[Allende’s] characters, linked by blood, love triangles, and even incest, have a depth and complexity that…imbues the proceedings with a lushness bordering on magic realism.” Associated Press
“Enthralling, blood-chilling, and heart-breaking.” Huffington Post
“A remarkable feat of prescience…Island Beneath the Sea is rich in drama, setting, themes, characters, dialogue, and symbolism…an intriguing and wonderfully woven story.”  San Antonio Express-News
“Two remarkable women whose destinies are entwined face the chaos of this time [eighteenth century Saint-Domingue]…Uncannily relevant.” Elle
“[Merkerson’s] slightly deep voice lends the novel a mythical quality, illustrating the spirit of the times in the late eighteenth century. Merkerson deals adeptly with the French names scattered throughout the text without breaking the rhythm of the story. She also varies her pace, speeding up and slowing down to indicate shifts in viewpoint from female to male characters.” AudioFile
“Allende, an entrancing and astute storyteller cherished the world over, returns to historical fiction to portray another resilient woman whose life embodies the complex forces at work in the bloody forging of the New World...Allende is grace incarnate in her evocations of the spiritual energy that still sustains the beleaguered people of Haiti and New Orleans...[A] transporting, remarkably topical novel of men and women of courage risking all for liberty.”  Booklist (starred review)
“Timely and absorbing…filled with adventure, vivid characters, and richly detailed descriptions of life in the Caribbean.”  Library Journal

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Author

Author Bio: Isabel Allende

Author Bio: Isabel Allende

Isabel Allende, born in Peru and raised in Chile, is the author of numerous novels, including Maya’s Notebook, Island Beneath the Sea, Inés of My Soul, Daughter of Fortune, and The House of the Spirits. Her books have been translated into more than thirty-five languages and have sold more than sixty-five million copies worldwide.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 17.93
Audience: Adult
Language: English